Monday, September 28, 2009

The beginning of the end of the house hunt

You may recall 3 weeks ago I mentioned we made an offer to a builder. After a lot of back-and-forth, we settled on a final contract today. There's still a whole lot ahead of us, but we've finally settled on a neighborhood and a builder. One of these days I'll detail my exhaustive and exhausting search, but not today.

Our guiding principle was the "twenty year house," a house that we could stay in until the kids were done high school. That's not to say we have to stay, just that we wanted to be able to stay; we didn't want a house where we'd knew we'd have to move out in 10 years. The house had to be nice enough and big enough to last us 20 years, and with good schools all the way through to the end. We think we found that. We could have gone a lot cheaper, but for a 20 year house, we decided it was worth spending our budget. Go best or go cheap is a good rule. That's the gist of it; there will be more.

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Blogger Jeanie said...

congratulations! also, i'd love it if you detailed the house-building experience on the blog.

September 29, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

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